Free books and a novella
Marketing, Writing

Free books and a novella…

Quick show of hands – how many authors out there have a free book on their website?  I’m sure quite a few do.  Now another quick show of hands – how many of you who have a free book on their website are also selling it on Amazon?  And that book is part of the… Continue reading Free books and a novella…

There’s no such thing as bad publicity is there?
Marketing, Self-Publishing

There’s no such thing as bad publicity…is there?

There is no such thing as bad publicity.  Ever wonder where this quote comes from?  If you’re familiar with The Greatest Showman, you might know that quote is attributed to PT Barnum, from the Barnum and Bailey Circus fame.  PT Barnum built an empire on sensationalism and exploitation.  He knew the value of marketing and… Continue reading There’s no such thing as bad publicity…is there?

Kindle Countdown deals and why do them
Marketing

Kindle Countdown deals and why do them…

If you are an independent writer, I am going to guess that you are publishing on Amazon.  I am also going to assume that you have opted to place your book in the Kindle Select program to maximize the profit out of your novel.  If a book is under Kindle Select, one of the things… Continue reading Kindle Countdown deals and why do them…

Joining a social media challenge
Marketing

Joining a social media challenge…

This month I decided to try something out of my comfort zone, I joined an Instagram challenge.  For the record, I don’t have any abnormal fear of social media.  What I do have, like a lot of my fellow indie writers, is a lack of time.  Joining a challenge means making sure that you are… Continue reading Joining a social media challenge…